Weekly Feature



May 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Hutchinson Hose firefighters feted at 150th anniversary banquet

It started out as another cold and dreary Saturday afternoon, but the clouds parted and let the sunshine through as members of the Hutchinson Hose Fire Company lined up outside Station 2, 5045 Sheridan Drive, for the 150th annual installation of offi More...

Village of Williamsville

Officials approve grant application and bonds

The Village Board authorized Mayor Mary Lowther to file for an Acquisition Grant for the Williamsville Water Mill during its meeting Monday night. More...

HEALTHY WALKERS -

Amanda Procknal, 13, left, and Jennifer Beacham, 13, walk with friends during Heim Middle School's annual wellness run held Saturday, May 6. More...

PLANT AND IT WILL GROW

Michael Gilmartin, Patrick Moyer, and Coty Granger, all eighth graders at St. Leo the Great School in Amherst, plant their class Arbor Day tree recently near the school. Looking on in the back is teacher Tracy Reigel. More...

Local News

UB offers three-year program for ADHD youths

The Center for Children and Families at the University at Buffalo will offer a three-year study monitoring children in kindergarten and first grade who are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. More...

Event to honor Armed Forces Week

A flag ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, in front of Amherst Town Hall in celebration of Armed Forces Week. More...

Political News

The Amherst Republican Civic Club (ARCC) will feature Wheatfield Supervisor and Lt. Governor candidate Tim Demler at its next monthly speaker series at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, at Daffodil's Restaurant on Maple Road, Amherst. More...

Police Blotter

Caller reports seeing body by roadside, police instead find traffic cones

(Editor's note: The Bee's police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.) More...

Letters to the Editor

Couple thanks teenagers for help

On our way home from watching a Sabres game Friday, May 5, it was obvious we had a flat tire. More...

Education

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor and merit rolls for the third quarter of the 2005-06 school year. More...

Amherst Schools

Property tax history favors district

Residents in the Amherst Central School District have a lot to smile about as they prepare to vote on the 2006-07 school budget. More...

School News

Mill Middle School science teacher Kenneth Huff was recently named a 2006 Teacher Liaison by the Space Foundation. He was one of 81 teachers from 26 states and Germany named as teacher liaisons. More...

Sports

Softball

South wins fourth straight Depew Tournament title

Michelle Fridey, Chelsea Plimpton, Lisa Fronczak, Lauren Falzone and K.K. Schaus powered Williamsville South softball to its fourth straight Depew Tournament championship on Saturday at Walden Pond in Lancaster. More...

Extra special win for North baseball

Williamsville North baseball may have defeated West Seneca West, 12-8 on Friday but the star for either game wasn't on the field. More...

Commentar y

Want to know what I think? Yeah, I thought so

Anyone who watched Game One of the Sabres-Senators series got a lesson in what More...

Bee There

May 11-18

Thursday, May 11 ART METROPOLIS 2006, through June 24, Museum of European Art, 10545 Main St., Clarence; free. 759-6078 More...

Business

La Tolteca marks one-year anniversary

Anyone looking for south of the border sensations should take their next dining experience to La Tolteca. More...

AAA acquires Earth Travelers

Earth Travelers, Inc., which has been a full-service travel agency for more than 35 years at 683 Dick Road, Depew, has consolidated its operations with AAA of Western and Central New York, effective April 1. More...

Massaro honored as senior financial advisor, receives award

Mark C. Massaro, a senior financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.'s Williamsville office was recently appointed to the company's Senior Financial Advisors Inner Circle Advanced Advisor Group. More...

CORRECTIONS

Corrections for Fisher's Friends advertisment and times for the Women's Basketball, grades 9 to 12, Team Camp on June 30. More...

Sewer fees

Clarence owes town total of $675,654

The Town of Clarence owes $675,654 in past sewer fees to the Town of Amherst, which processes Clarence's wastewater. More...

Delayed highway supply bids stir up controversy

The delay of approvals for town highway supply bids caused some ripples of discontent to surface last week in the form of a strongly worded letter from Amherst's highway superintendent questioning the new supervisor's leadership. More...

Amherst officials send documents to Grand Jury

Last week the Town of Amherst delivered thousands of records to More...

Museum of disABILITY seeks volunteers

The Museum of disABILITY, a project of People Inc., is looking for volunteers to help transcribe and catalog 19th and 20th century poorhouse records for an ongoing project on the almshouses of Western New York. More...

Village Board holds special meeting regarding sign code

The Village of Williamsville Board held a special meeting May 2 to discuss the revised sign code. More...

Village couple pleads guilty to felony charges

A Williamsville couple last week admitted to defrauding dozens of people out of more than $170,000 through an illegal advance fee loan scheme, according to state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Parents should know it's OK to say 'no'

Nowadays, many parents try to be their child's friend rather than the mother or More...

Spindle items

+ GENEROUS SPIRIT - It always warms my heart to see people give selflessly of themselves, whether it's giving money, collecting items or volunteering to help. It's even more wonderful when that person is a young adult, someone similar More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago May 12, 1881 The election of the officers of the Rough and Ready Fire Company, of this village, took place last Thursday evening and resulted in the selection of the following officers: John D. More...

Bee Heard

(Editor's note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Obituaries

June R. Sondel, homemaker

June R. Sondel, 81, of Amherst, a homemaker who worked at More...

Francis J. Winnert, WWII veteran

A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16 at St. Gregory The Great Church, 250 Saint Gregory Ct. Williamsville, for Francis J. Winnert, a former Williamsville resident. More...

What's Going On

Church to host auction

"A Spring Time Tray Auction" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Friedens UCC and Friendship Lutheran Church, 1280 N. French Road, Amherst. Admission is $5. For information, call 688-5431. More...

Amvets holds services

Amvets Post 49 will hold its annual Memorial Day Services at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at the monument on the corner of Main Street and Bailey Avenue. More...

What's Going On

Jewish Film Festival set The 21st Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival will take place from May 20 through May 25. More...

Lifestyles

Watch crowd favorites sing, dance and act

MUSIC ALFARE announces 17th Season THEATRE COMPANY

ravel through time with MusicalFare Theatre's 2006-07 season, which explores the 1940s through present time . More...

A rose for all seasons

I love roses, but they can be fussy, hard to grow and prone to insects and diseases. I used to avoid growing them, and then I discovered landscape or modern shrub roses. More...

Alyssa Smith marries Anthony Astran

Alyssa M. Smith married Anthony L. Astran in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, May 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Cleveland, Ohio. The Rev. Miguel Figueroa officiated. More...

Entertainment

Henry & Co. plans 'Diva by Diva' performance

Mary Killeen will co-chair a benefit performance of O'Connell & Company's "Diva by Diva, a Celebration of Women" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. More...

Monkey business

"Junie B. Jones & A Little Monkey Business" is coming to the Theatre of Youth for performances May 12 through June 4. More...

From Woods into the 'Dark Harbor'

BOOK REVIEW

In his brand new (2006) Stone Barrington novel, "Dark Harbor," best-selling author Stuart Woods employs his successful formula in a wonderfully entertaining story about a multi-million dollar inheritance, including in the cast one pleased and one sho More...